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Kiir back home from Machar talks without deal

S.Sudan’s Kiir returns home as diplomats call for urgent compromise Juba, South Sudan | AFP |  President Salva Kiir returned Wednesday from talks on South Sudan’s future to organised crowds calling him a hero, as diplomats warned time was short to strike a deal for peace. Kiir and his long-term …

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Joe Biden, a presidential front-runner in trouble

Manchester, United States | AFP | After suffering a drubbing in Iowa and bizarrely conceding he will likely lose New Hampshire’s Democratic primary next Tuesday, Joe Biden is under immense pressure to turn his floundering US presidential campaign around. The popular former US vice president has been the national frontrunner …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Election budget shoots to sh870bn

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY 2021 election budget: Panic over jump from Shs400bn to Shs870bn THE WEEK Education: Gov’t scraps end of term exams , student projects introduced THE LAST WORD GDP and improved health: How sustained economic growth …

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Sanders claims victory as review ordered of Iowa results

Manchester, United States | AFP | Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders joined Pete Buttigieg on Thursday in claiming victory in the chaotic Iowa caucuses as an exasperated party chairman ordered a review of the results of the first nominating contest. Sanders, the leftist senator from Vermont, and Buttigieg, the former …

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Sudan’s Burhan says met Israel PM to ‘protect national security’

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan’s leader General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan said Tuesday his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the previous day was driven by his responsibility to protect the country’s national security. Burhan’s first remarks about the meeting in Uganda, talks that surprised even Sudan’s cabinet, came …

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Sky falls on Iowa after caucus vote debacle

Des Moines, United States | AFP |  Iowa is proud of its time-honored role as the first US state to vote when America starts picking presidential candidates. This time it even instituted new rules it said would make things more transparent. But Monday night’s voting could not have gone worse …

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Former Kenyan president Daniel Arap Moi dead at 95

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Former Kenyan president Daniel Arap Moi, who ruled the country with an iron fist between 1978 and 2002, has died aged 95, President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced. Moi’s 24-year rule saw his country become a one-party state where critical voices were crushed, corruption became endemic …

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Malawi’s court cancels presidential vote result

Judges driven to court in a military armoured vehicle Lilongwe, Malawi | AFP | Malawi’s constitutional court on Monday ordered new elections after annulling the results of a vote that re-elected President Peter Mutharika in May, citing widespread irregularities. (read full judgment bottom) “We hold that the first respondent (Mutharika) …

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